Welcome to our website and hopefully, here you will find all the information you need about St. Margaret's Church, Great Barr.
Above are photos of the area in the churchyard known as "The Duckery" covered in Spring flowers
St Margaret's Church is open for services as follows:
Thursdays 10.00 am to 11.00 am
Sundays 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.
If you wish to attend the church for private prayer at another time, then please contact the Parish Office on email or leave a voicemail on 0121 357 1390 to arrange so that somebody can let you in.
St Margaret's will be holding their Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 12 June 2022 at 11.30 am in church, for more details, click here. For more details, please see the "PCC" page.
In line with Diocese of Lichfield guidelines, we have a safeguarding policy and if you have any concerns about possible abuse, please click here for more details.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – 15-22 MAY 2022
This year, Christian Aid is raising our voices to call for climate justice. Together, we can restore justice to our world. If you want to donate direct to Christian Aid, then please click on the link below:
As from 24 February 2022, the Government have removed all remaining domestic restrictions in England, subject to parliamentary scrutiny. The legal requirement to self-isolate comes to an end as from 24 February but current government guidance advises anyone testing positive for Covid-19 to remain at home wherever possible for 5 days. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. After 5 days, they may choose to take a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) followed by another the next day — if both are negative, and they do not have a temperature, they can safely return to their normal routine."
Hand sanitiser will remain available and the church will continue to be cleaned down after services. Some of the side pews remain roped off so people who wish to maintain social distancing can do so.
As from 27 January 2022, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face coverings in church. The government suggests and we would encourage people to continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet Singing is allowed.
Hand sanitiser remains available and we would ask people to continue social distancing in church with some pews remaining roped off. The church will continue to be cleaned down after services.
from 10 December 2021,
new Government restrictions under “Plan B” mean it is now a legal
requirement for people to wear face masks in church (unless a person has a
legal exemption). Singing is still
“Track & Trace” is still in
operation here, either through the QR code poster or by people giving us their
names and contact number. Hand sanitiser
is still available and we would remind people to continue social distancing in
church with some pews remaining roped off.
The church will continue to be cleaned down after services.
The church is now hoping
to catch up on Baptisms and other events that had to be postponed due to Covid.
Donations to St Margaret's Church
There is now a way to donate to St Margaret's Church using "Donate Now" set up by the Diocese of Lichfield to help their churches. Their Finance Team, with help from a local software company, Date Developments, have put a Donate Now button on the Diocese website.
As we have not been able to fix the broken link from this page, there is a "Donate Now" button on our "Help our Church" page which is working if you wish to make a donation.
In addition, there is a Gift Aid option as well as an option for donors to cover the transaction cost if they want to. As is the case with Contactless and Giving Direct, funds go into the Diocesan bank account as the registered charity and are then passed on to St Margaret’s as soon as possible along with a report showing when the donations were made.